United ease past sorry Baggies

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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar and his defenders made Barclays Premier League history as Sir Alex Ferguson's side crushed 10-man West Brom at The Hawthorns to move three points clear at the top.

The 38-year-old surpassed Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech's 2004-2005 record of 925 minutes without conceding a goal and United also set a new record of 11 successive clean sheets, breaking the Blues record of four years ago.

First half goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Carlos Tevez - after a Scott Carson blunder killed the game as a meaningful contest. Cristiano Ronaldo (2) and Nemanja Vidic struck after the break.

Albion were handicapped by the harsh sending-off of acting skipper Paul Robinson five minutes before the interval for a challenge on United midfielder Ji-Sung Park.

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